Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I Need Will Come To Me...

Be like the bird that, 
passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight
feels them give way beneath her
and yet sings
knowing that she hath wings
-Victor Hugo


I have been operating lately on the premise that what I need will come to me.

It really is a refreshing perspective, because historically, I have always been a very driven person, my grip fervently on the controls of my destiny.  

Perhaps in the past that mindset was necessary and wildly effective on many accounts.   But now that my little bird has flown the coop, now that I have settled into a comfortable and happy marriage, now that grad school is complete, now that I have established myself in my career...a forceful approach to life just seems harsh and unnecessary.

Maybe this means I have officially paid my dues.   Today I am more a believer in fate.  What is mine, WILL come to me.  

This doesn't mean that I am going to stop doing my best, that I am going to stop dreaming or working or striving to be a better person or more effective project manager.    Because I think that this mindset and a positive attitude attract the people who I want around me and the opportunities that I am seeking.    It simply means that I am giving up worry and stress and relinquishing some control.  

I am beginning to look at life as an interesting adventure and not an urgent race.   Knowing that you will get what you need....(and probably more)....and just letting go...opens you up to being present in the moment and that is where true living happens.

Take Good Care!

1 comment:

Kara said...

I love this attitude. It reminds me of the Dalai Lama's quote: "If you can do something about it, there is no need for worry; if you cannot do anything. then there is also no need to worry." It's all about acceptance.